Hello! Welcome to my blog. This is my first post on a brand new blog. The last time I had my own functioning blog it was for a college class, and it was a class assignment. This blog is different, it’s for me, and of course for all of my teacher friends out there.
I am a teacher now. I am ambitious, busy, and excited to go to work each day. I teach science in a Middle School in New Jersey and I love it. It is my third year, and I am finally feeling like my head is above water and I am branching out to share what I have learned.
Since I started teaching (and even when I was back in college) I have been inundated teacher tech tools to use in the modern day classroom. But, what tools are the best? What are the pros and cons for each tool? Will it work with my system at school? Am I allowed to use it at my school? Is it grade level appropriate? Can my students use this? Is it free? How much of it is free? And most importantly – is it effective?
I have tried a lot of techie tools in my classroom. Some are great and I still use them to this day. Some didn’t work out as well for me. So this blog is dedicated to my evaluation of the techie tools out there and their practicality for effective classroom instruction. For you, this may be a starting point for a demo lesson or a chance to try something new with your students. For me, it’s a way to reflect on my growth over the past few years and share what I have learned with more than just me.